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Scylla to Expand Into Expedition Market with VIVA Cruises

Seaventure - Polar Latitudes (Artist impression)Scylla will launch a new expedition cruise brand, VIVA Cruises Expeditions, in summer 2021 with the SeaVenture sailing to Northern Europe and the Arctic. The Switzerland-based vessel management company owns and operates more than 30 riverboats for various brands, and has its own river brand in VIVA Cruises. (


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Pullmantur Offers Job Rotation Program for Shoreside Employees

Pullmantur Cruceros (Logo)Pullmantur Cruises has announced the launch of a new edition of its Job Rotation program whereby employees work in another department for one month. Overseen by the company’s human resources department, the program was launched to foster training and development of employees, according Pullmantur Cruises President and CEO Richard Vogel. (


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Croisières Maritimes et Voyages (CMV) – Other Cruise News: New In 2020: The Sea Cloud Spirit – St Hilda Sea Adventures Expands

by Kevin Griffin

The latest announcement, following the demise of Pullmantur’s Croisières de France brand in 2017, is the establishment of another French cruising company, to be called Croisières Maritimes et Voyages. And around the same time Sea Cloud Cruises will introduce their third ship, the Sea Cloud Spirit. Elsewhere, St Hilda Sea Adventures in Scotland has now added a third ship to bring its fleet to three small ships. (more…)

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Plantours Switches to MGO

MS Hamburg - Plantours  (Von Ulrich-photography at has announced that it will operate the Hamburg exclusively on marine gas oil starting Jan. 1, 2020, as required by IMO regulations. The 15,000-ton, 400-passenger Hamburg sails in Antarctica during the winter season, where HFO is banned, and is returning to Europe next spring. (


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1st cruise ship arrives in Tunisia since 2015

Amera, the first cruise ship anchored on Tunisian coasts since 2015, arrived on Thursday in the northern suburb of Tunis with 1,090 passengers. According to the port of La Goulette, this is the first cruise ship stopped on the Tunisian coasts since the terrorist attack of Bardo Museum in Tunis in 2015, in which 22 tourists were killed. (

Princess Cruises ship with 2,000 passengers on board evacuated after massive norovirus outbreak

Sun PrincessThe Sun Princess departed Perth on November 1 for a 12-night trip when the virus spread across the cabins. According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, 229 passengers on board the ship had symptoms of the virus before everyone was evacuated on the final day of the trip in Singapore. (

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